Titans tell Young to leave team HQ

Nov. 23, 2010 at 9:09 PM
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NASHVILLE, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Estranged Tennessee quarterback Vince Young was turned away from a team meeting this week, Titans officials admitted Tuesday.

Young allegedly stormed out of the Titans' locker room after their 19-16 overtime loss to the Redskins Sunday following what witnesses said was a verbal confrontation with Coach Jeff Fisher.

Young was reportedly upset that Fisher wouldn't put him back in the game after hurting his thumb. Fisher announced Monday that Young wouldn't be back for the rest of the year because his thumb needs surgery and he was placed on the injured reserve list.

Quoting sources familiar with the situation, The Tennessean said Young showed up for team meetings Monday at the Titans' headquarters but was told by quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains he wouldn't be needed and that he should leave.

Other sources told the newspaper Young was upset but left without incident.

The Titans issued a statement denying Young had been banned from their facilities. Instead, it said, he had been asked to leave so the team could talk about his situation and decide how to move forward.

"Players that are on injured reserve are not required to attend team meetings," the statement said.

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